Reformation and Revolution – Ideas, Movements and Changes
In 2017 we celebrate the anniversaries of two historical events that truly changed the world: the Lutheran reformation and the Russian revolution. At first sight, they could not be more different, but in fact they have much more in common than just the intellectual rejection of and fight with an old order. First, both had immediate consequences also for Estonia and the other Baltic states. Second, both events were inextricably bound to the spread of fresh ideas throughout the continent disseminated by a transnational network of actors who looked for new solutions to old problems.
The 15th Conference on Modern Estonian History looks for presentations that shed new light on the ideas, movements and changes caused by those two events. Therefore we encourage especially PhD-students, but also established colleagues to share with us new insight in the way how new ideas reached Estonia and how transnational networks influenced local history. How to assess the changes that occurred during the aftermath of Reformation and Revolution, and how to possibly compare these two phenomena that each in its own way pawed the way for local solutions to general problems of the time.
The official languages of the Conference by tradition will be Estonian and English. Participants will have 30 minutes at their disposal (20 minutes for delivering the paper and 10 for discussion).
Proposal for paper and a short abstract should be forwarded to: Maie Pihlamägi, Tallinn University, Institute of History, Archaeology and Art History, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia, e-mail: email@example.com by March 1, 2017.